FAST FIVE: Melbourne Declares "State Of Emergency" As COVID-19 Outbreak Worsens; Mexico Deaths Pass UK: Live Updates

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Melbourne Declares “State Of Emergency” As COVID-19 Outbreak Worsens; Mexico Deaths Pass UK: Live Updates Tyler Durden Sun, 08/02/2020 – 10:35 Across the Sun Belt, the number of coronavirus cases reported daily has continued to decline, but the outbreak is intensifying across Europe, and – most alarmingly – in Melbourne, which is becoming a new global symbol of SARS-CoV-2's intransigence, as one of the most restrictive lockdowns in the world has failed to squelch the latest outbreak.

Andrews' state of disaster will begin at 6pm Sunday, and allow police the added powers to enforce social distancing restrictions.

South of the border, Mexico's soaring death toll has become the third largest in the world (though that's not yet reflected in this chart).

Raul Grijalva announced late yesterday that he had become infected, and unsurprisingly, is already jumping to conclusions.

Thanks to a series of 'teenage house parties', Connecticut and New Jersey have reported “mini-boomlets” of the virus over the past week or so.

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